SHU - Sushi House Unico
SHU - Sushi House Unico

SHU - Sushi House Unico

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shusushi.com/
  • Phone: 3104742740
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday-Friday: 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED for lunch. DINNER: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Giacomino Drago & Kenny Yamada
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our upstairs private party room can seat up to 12 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Jean 3104742740

Getting there

  • Cross Street: off of Beverly Glen
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking for 2 hours.
A word from SHU - Sushi House Unico
Nestled in the canyons of Bel Air, SHU is a dining experience like no other - a fusion of Japanese, Italian and Latin flavors and influences. The menu features traditional dishes as well as signature offerings, inspired by Giacomino Drago’s love of blending Japanese, Italian and Latin cuisines. SHU’s environment is well-suited to singles, couples and families. The bar seats up to ten people and there is a special booth that seats six people. Private dinning room is available to accommodate up to 12 guests. Signature dishes included halibut carpaccio with sun-dried tomato, Kobe Beef sashimi and albacore sashimi with shaved truffles.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
SHU - Sushi House Unico reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (8)good for groups (6)hot spot (5)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Outstanding!!!
    DAS1964VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love SHU...they never disappoint me!!! The Best Albacore sushi in Los Angeles!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the chefs daily choices
    Kendra
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My first visit to this restaurant and I was very impressed with my experience. Server was outstanding and the food was excellent! I'm looking forward to bringing my clients and friends to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shu
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    this is a regular place for me and the family. excellent food and service like you're part of the family. Excellent!!!!! Try the Kobe tacos, amazing
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • coco
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    they strive to make your evening special! food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Divine!!!!
    KG818
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This is by far my favorite Japanese Fusion restaurant. I have never had a bad meal and the service is always impeccable. You will not be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PSILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of my all time favorite neighborhood spots in Bel Air by the Drago family (which owns several amazing restaurants in Beverly Hills).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oakland friends in town
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Delicious Japanese dishes, many with a twist. Love the tacos//! Desserts are delicious and different as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 116 reviews are from the SHU - Sushi House Unico reviews archive.
  • Excellent Choice for Anniversary
    Devon
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The Premium Course meal was delicious. The special rolls weren't overly expensive, surprisingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best sushi in L A
    DockaracaVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    the sushi is so fresh and ethereal.. I will always go back. Grazie, Giacomino!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sushi, LOTS of kids.
    MarianaVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Went there for dinner on Sunday around 6:00 p.m. and it seemed 90% of the tables had 2-3 kids under 10 so noise level was a little high. Sushi was wonderful; very flavourful and tasted fresh. I'd recommend making reservations as the place was very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the way
    donohuema
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Tucked into a corner of a strip mall at Beverly Glen is this little gem of a restaurant. I had calamari and fish soup. My friend had a salad. Both were quite wonderful with a great depth of flavor. The place is rather expensive but the quality of the food is well worth it. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat. Innovative combinatio
    yangck
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    A real treat. Innovative combinations. Definitely recommend the omakase. Smoked/barely grilled red-snapper that brings a waft of smokiness with every bite. Unbelievable needle fish + uni with a sprig of shiso leaf. Big thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi!
    CuisineCowboyVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    This place has truly high quality sushi. You wouldn't expect it in a mini-mall at the top of Beverly Glen, but there it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing fish, great service
    boyonfilmVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Our waitress helped us select unbelievable sashimi and other dishes. Fresh tasty sushi, some of the best I've had in LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shu-tastic
    dboyluckyVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Always love the SHU!!!! Glad we have this place... Nice to have something away from the crowds.. Food always good, great service... Def. worth your visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always the freshest
    loml95VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    best sushi in town in the most comfortable setting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sushi to make you happy!
    KG818
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Hands-down one of the best sushi restaurants out there! Ambiance is lovely, but the food and service are impeccable. Never a miss in my book and I've tried many. You will not be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good sushi.
    CuisineCowboyVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We asked for omakase (let the chef decide) and it was delicious. Amazing fish and inventive presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but not date ambience
    KitkatVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Service: the good: Although I changed my reservation to an earlier time and they were accommodating. I specified that it was a special occasion and that it was my date's birthday. Service: the bad: There was a lot of room in the restaurant, however we seated IN BETWEEN two couples plus within earshot of a family with two little kids who were not very happy. Not very good for ambience. The kicker was that there were a ton of seats available all around the restaurant. If I had kids then I would bring them here but not on a date. It left a lot to be desired and no one mentioned the birthday thing. Food was good: the miso blacked cod was excellent, stuffed zucchini blossoms were good, but nothing too memorable or mind blowing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    MikeDVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We liked this place. We were in LA for the Rose Bowl and went here on New Years Eve for dinner (not a party). Food choices were excellent. Sushi was good and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints...
    exexdir1VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    the food is always wonderful. Never disapoints. Fish is so fresh that it almost jumps off of your plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding sushi
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    We are regulars at this restaurant - the food always tastes fresh, is beautifully prepared, and the service is excellent. Our most recent evening was a bit marred by a very noisy baby at the next table, but the baby can't help it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in town
    DockaracaVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Shu always has the freshest and most unusual sashimi and sushi. Giacomino lets them do what they r good at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just good!
    Feebos
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    It's a great sushi bar! A personal favorite... The tempura spicy tuna stuffed jalapeño. It used to be on their specials, but now I just ask for it and they always make it. They're the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love all the Drago family
    PSILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    I love all the Drago family establishments for their great Italian restaurants, but they also own this great Japanese restaurant, too. Such a great intimate neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Aday
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We haven't been here in a while (even though it is one of our favorites), but it was my husband's birthday. Not only was it great to see the staff that recognized our reservation by name, but they were absolutely amazing! The food was delicious, the service was fast, and even though we did not order dessert, they treated us to fresh fruit and mochi and even sang Happy Birthday to my husband. It was a fantastic evening! Thank you, SHU!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of a find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    the Black Cod was the best ever. can't wait to go back and try something else. the place is a bit small, so people were kind of close to each other. besides that, this was a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi Meal in a Long Time!
    Scottyg310VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    fantastic sushi, sashimi and hot dishes. Exquisetly prepared and incredibly fresh. This is my 6th or so time here and by far the best experience yet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi place!
    Boricuas85
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    A great little neighborhood sushi place. Food and service is terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshest sushi in LA!
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We love this place and go regularly. The sushi is always fresh and beautifully presented. There is never that cloying, mayonnaise-heavy taste that makes you think the chef is trying to cover up something. We had a fantastic dessert - a change for us - a delicious combination of banana, chocolate and creamy green tea icecream - the banana in crispy little rolls. Scrumptious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best japanese restaurants in L A
    DockaracaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Shu never disappoints, with the freshest fish and unusual and unexpected surprises.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Sushi that is literally hard
    Frenchified
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    great place if you can find it. Tucked away but very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the best neighborhoo
    PSILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    This is one of the best neighborhood gems in the Bel Air area. It is not a very authentic, but an interesting modern fusion Japanese. Our server was very wonderful! Great evening. Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was expecting better food,
    Karen
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    I was expecting better food, service overall , to support the high prices ... there are much better sushi restaurants in town ... all over the West side area and the Valley side (for that matter) ... and the there is Sawtell Avenue aka Little Osaka ... The service and food does not justify the prices charged ... not my first choice for sushi ... it just happened to be convenient to meet my (Valley side) friend ... I was coming from the Westside ...Sushi rolls much too big - didn't look attractive ... prices are a bit inflated ... no extras as a starter that you usually expect from a sushi bar ... Waitresses with no real personality ... we left a very generous tip (as we usually do) despite all of the above
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great food and great
    loml95VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    always great food and great service. plus a couple of star sightings
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Decent variety. Excellent service. Good sushi. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SHU is very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    We love it. The service is great. The sushi is fresh and wonderful. It's expensive but worth it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfy Drago sushi
    PoliEcon
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Nice room and friendly service. Comfortable but not great sushi and other Japanese w/Drago's Italian twist. Nice for an easy evening but don't expect to wow your sushi-snob friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, fresh sushi
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    This is a sushi place that gives you a real "right from the ocean" feel - the sushi is always seasoned perfectly, there are unique combinations of flavors, and there is never that excessive-mayonnaise or too sticky feel you can find at other sushi places. Other sushi places always seem to have old fish compared to Sushi House Unico. The staff is friendly, and observant. I find the wall one looks at while seated at the sushi counter rather boring (years ago it was decorated in a more inviting way) but I really have no criticisms of this place. It's not cheap, but it's well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, a bit noisey and
    pixie
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Great food, a bit noisey and difficult to get waiters attention. Food presentation magnificient. A bit pricey but good occasionally for a treat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.